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A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

It is with great humility that I offer the following, as a small poetic tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou. May be downloaded and freely shared at: Amazonlist.net/IWeepNoMore.pdf

I Weep No More

© 1999 Gene Cartwright.

 

I weep no…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on May 28, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Oprah-Harpo's False Copyright Infringement Claim Against Me is a Shocker! - Update.

Update - DAY 7. Despite Harpo acknowledging that nothing I have stated is untrue, they continue to use heavy-handed bullying tactics as a result of a factual statement. Etsy, the craft marketing site, has bent to their will and removed a poster reproduction of my book cover, "I Never Played Catch With My Father," which was the reason for Oprah's inviting me to her show in…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Did NPR Fear My Fictional Story re: Al-Qaeda?

 “First Father.”

Why NPR Avoided My Fictional Story involving Al-Qaeda: Was it all too real—too politically sensitive?…



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Added by Gene Cartwright on August 7, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

The Lemon Tree - Sitcom Pilot

The Lemon Tree

half-hour comedy

The True Story

First Pilot Episode

A half-hour comedy series,

created by Gene Cartwright, 1994

 

In 1994, with no experience, the help of my best friend, and armed only with an idea and boundless determination, I set about to write, cast, produce, and direct a sitcom. In many ways, I benefitted from…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on August 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What Does The American Flag Mean to Me?

After some urging, I reprint this essay submitted to "The Grio's" Writing Challenge.

What Does The American Flag Mean to Me?
By Gene Cartwright

 

© 2012 Gene Cartwright…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on June 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Overcoming Self-doubt

From “STILL DREAMING”

There are times, in all our lives, when the optimist within us fails to lift and empower. We become calendar-driven; subjected to the doubts of others, as if our own were not enough. We ask ourselves: “Am I…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on June 26, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Our New Launch

The New iFOGO Village.

As of 1 A.M., Tuesday June 5, 2012, The NEW iFOGO Village launches. This link provides the details of the new site. Several things have changed, as you will note.

Final revisions and feature adjustments are still in…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on June 5, 2012 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Courage Required: My "Million Dollar Book Auction"

Some time ago, I wrote a blog titled: "Who Is In Your Mirror?"



Today, I want to reprint it here. But first, I want to make the following observations.

For many authors, especially first-time authors, the hope—the dream is that their first novel or book will set the world on fire; trike the motherlode;…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on March 27, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments

3D Book Images=More Than a Thousand Words

2D Vs 3D Images

You Decide.…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on February 22, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Do Not Be Left Out: Books For Film eBook

Books For Film eBook: A Web First

An Invitation to all authors, and all books Fiction and Non-Fiction.

BooksForFilm eBook (Only 150 Authors selected for this first volume)…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on February 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

"Letter To My Old Master"

I can take no credit for what follows, yet I feel inextricably connected. If you breathe, walk upright and eat with a fork, I invite you to read this in its entirety.…



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Added by Gene Cartwright on January 31, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

If You Value Your Online Security...

I have no vested interest in sharing this, except to provide helpful information you will likely not find on any other network. 

Today, my bank alerted me to this free service/tool that helps web users add an invaluable layer of security to their online activity and transactions. Read…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on January 17, 2012 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

How to Improve Your Eye Health

*Courtesy Diet Digest

Ocular nutrition and eye health is an important part of helping maintain our vision and eye health as we age. One can safely say that every part of the human eye needs ocular nutrition support and nutrition to improve eye health.



Healthy vision and the human eye is related to the health of the individual parts of the eye — the cornea, iris, macula,…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on January 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

 © Gene Cartwright



Palm prawns prance in tradewind breeze.

Another day in Paradise.…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on January 4, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

'White Christmas' Like You've Never Heard!

White Christmas?

Okay, I know the Christmas Holiday season is over but I could not resist sharing this with everyone. While sending eCards to family and friends (using PixApple, of course) I used a version of 'White Christmas' I had recently added to the 'music choices' on PixApple.  I confess that I had not listened to the complete file. I soon learned something.

In a response I received…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on January 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

You and Google: Did you know...

Please read the following:

Happy New Year!!

I am almost certain many do not yet…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on December 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

4 Risky Places to Swipe Your Debit Card

Reprinted w/permission from Yahoo Finance:

4 Risky Places to Swipe Your Debit Card

Debit Cards Are Different

Would you give a thief direct access to your checking account?

No? Unfortunately, you may be doing just that by regularly using your debit…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on December 26, 2011 at 9:14am — 6 Comments

We Now Give Rewards to Your Book Buyers

We Now Give Rewards to Your Book Buyers.

Like most author-centric networks, our focus has been on encouraging authors to share their…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on December 19, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

From CDC: Is Bottled Water Safe? A Must Read.

Commercially Bottled Water

Basics

Americans spend billions of dollars every year on bottled water. People choose bottled water for a variety of reasons including aesthetics (for example, taste), health concerns, or as a substitute for other beverages.

 

If you have questions about bottled water, make sure you are informed about where your bottled water comes from and how it has been treated. The standards for bottled water are set by the United…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on December 14, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

My Father's Son

My Father’s Son

© 1997-2011 Gene Cartwright

From The Book of Poetry: Still Dreaming

and novel, I…

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Added by Gene Cartwright on December 14, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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